Programs and Events
Ladas Memorial Award


The Ladas Memorial Award was established in memory of Stephen P. Ladas, distinguished practitioner and author. Funded by Ladas & Parry LLP, this yearly award is presented in Student and Professional categories for a paper on trademark law or a matter that directly relates to or affects trademarks.

The winning papers will be considered for possible publication in The Trademark Reporter (TMR), INTA’s legal journal. Publication will be subject to the TMR Committee’s editorial review and approval. 

Student Category

The top two papers in this category will be selected as award recipients and the winners will each receive:

  • Cash award of U.S. $2,500.
  • Complimentary registration to the 2016 Annual Meeting.

Professional Category

The top paper in this category will be selected as the award recipient and the winner will receive:

  • A set of Stephen P. Ladas’s three-volume treatise Patents, Trademarks, and Related Rights.
  • Complimentary registration to the 2016 Annual Meeting.

Official Rules and Requirements

The deadline to submit your paper(s) is January 8, 2016.


 Current winners


2015 Ladas Memorial Award Winners 

Student Category Winners

Nellie Amjadi, Santa Clara University School of Law: Are the First Amendment’s Protections Too Big for Its Breeches?

Jamey Minnihan, Gonzaga Law School: Having Your Cake and Eating It Too: U.S. Treatment of Well-Known Foreign Trademarks and Its Global Market Implications

Professor Category Winner

Sandra Edelman, Dorsey & Whitney LLP: “Why Wait Three Years? Cancellation of Lanham Act”.


 Past winners


2014 Ladas Memorial Award Winners

Student Category Winner

Paul Kossof, JD Candidate (May 2014) and International Business and Trade LLM Candidate (Dec. 2014) at The John Marshall Law School – “The New Chinese Trademark Law.”

Professor Category Winner

Shontavia Johnson, Assistant Professor at Drake University School of Law – “Trademark Territoriality in Cyberspace: An Internet Framework.”